A registered design must be renewed every 5 years to keep it in force and every five years after that. A registered design can be renewed up to 25 years, but can be voluntarily cancelled it at any time or not renewed.
A registered design can be renewed up to 6 months before the renewal date. The UK IPO or your agent will write a reminder 3 months before renewal is due if not already renewed.
Registered design renewal fees:
2nd year: Â£130.00
3rd year: Â£210.00
4th year: Â£310.00
5th year: Â£450.00
The UK IPO or your agent will write to confirm that the design has been registered for the next 5-year period.
If you do not pay your renewal fee by the renewal date your registration becomes expired. You can still renew it within 1 month of the renewal date at no extra charge. There is then a further 5 months in which to renew your design.
However, there is a late payment fee of Â£24 for each of these months in addition to the renewal fee. If you do not renew your design within this 6 month period you can still apply to restore your design.
After the 6-month late renewal period, there is a further 6 month period where you can apply to restore your design.